Surya Dharma Paloh

Born in Kutaraja Aceh on July 16, 1951, Surya Dharma Paloh, better known as Surya Paloh, is an Indonesian politician and media mogul who owns the Media Indonesia daily newspaper, Lampung Post, and Metro TV. Surya also built an empire in the property industry and he owns numerous establishments, including the Sheraton Media Hotel and Towers and the Bali InterContinental Hotel. He is actively involved in politics and is currently serving as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Golkar Party.